We love the silly belts here at weirdboxing as they give us so much to look at and laugh at. The newest of these silly belts is the WBO "Fighter of the Decade" title which we will see for the first (but hopefully not the last) time tonight as Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez do battle over it.

As we all know this will be the fourth meeting between Marquez and Pacquiao after the 3 previous contests all went to razor thin decisions (2 in favour of Pacquiao and 1 a draw). It's fair to say that after 36 rounds not much separates "The Pacman" and "Dinamita", in fact many will tell you it's just the 4 knockdowns (all by Pacquiao) that has put Pacquiao 2-0-1 against Marquez.

So what do we "like" about the WBO "Fighter of the Decade" title? Well for a start we are less than 30% into the decade! Yes it's not even 2013 yet but that doesn't stop the WBO from declaring a fighter of the decade. It's unfair to call them out on that though because lets be honest they've never had a fighter of the decade title for the the 90's or the 00's so they are simply making up for lost time!

Hopefully all the organisations follow suit then in the coming years we could have a "WBC Emeritus Fighter of the Decade title" a "WBA Super Fighter of the Decade title" and we could even have Fighter of the Decade Unification bouts and interim Fighter of the Decade titles!

Just imagine in 2022 having a 49 year old Juan Manuel Marquez coming out of retirement to face the next WBO Fighter of the Decade title holder to win the fighter of the 20 year title! I know I can't wait!

Hopefully Francisco "Paco" Varcarcel is reading this and realises I'm on to a good idea! We need more titles in this sport. If the WBO want to offer an "Overweight writing world title" I'm happy to go up for it against "Fat" Dan Rafael, I'd quite like to call myself a "boxing world champion"!

    Boxing's alphabet boys get beat

    One of the biggest issues with the sport of boxing is the fact we simply have too many organisations and too many titles. This part of our site looks at the stupidity of those organisations, the bad rankings and of course the way they treat their titles.


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    Acelino Freitas
    Akira Yaegashi
    Alvarez V Lara
    Alvarez V Trout
    Amir Khan
    Arthur Abraham
    Austin Trout
    Canelo Alvarez
    Canelo Alvarez Next Fight
    Chauncy Welliver
    Chris Arreola
    Craig Windsor
    Daulis Prescott
    David Haye
    Dereck Chisora
    East/West Europe
    Edwin Diaz
    Erislandy Lara
    Fight Of The Decade
    Francisco Varcarcel
    Gilberto Ramirez Sanchez
    Giovani Segura
    Haye V Chisora
    Heavyweight Title
    IBF East/West Title
    Intercontinental Title
    International Title
    Ioka V Yeagashi
    Ivan Calderon
    Jaime Barboza
    Javier Fortuna
    Jesus Geles
    Jesus Silvestre
    Jiang Hang
    Johann Duhaupas
    Johan Perez
    John Riel Casimero
    Juan Manuel Marquez
    Kazuto Ioka
    Khan V Garcia
    Light Flyweight
    Light Welterweight
    Manny Pacquiao
    Michael Katsidis
    Miguel Cotto
    Nicholas Walters
    Omar Soto
    Oney Valdez
    Oscar Natalio Farias
    Pacquiao V Marquez 4
    Paipharob Kokietgym
    Patrick Hyland
    Ramon Garcia Hirales
    Richard Gutierrez
    Ricky Burns
    Samuel Miller
    Saul Alvarez
    Saul Canelo Alvarez
    Saul Farah
    Scott Harrison
    Sherman Williams
    Silly Named Title
    South American
    Thomas Dulorme
    Wba Interim Light Welterweight Title
    Wba Interim Minimumweight Title
    Wba Interim Title
    Wbc Youth
    Wbo China Zone
    Wbo European Super Middleweight Title
    Wbo Fighter Of The Decade
    World Boxing Organisation
    World Champions